Period
to 21 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 647 630 582
Rank change year-on-year -17 -48 +56
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 196 281 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 1.23% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 209 208
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £273 £285 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £28.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33% -4.55%
10th Percentile £20.50 £22.20 £16.75
90th Percentile £39.75 £44.60 £34.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +33.33% -10.64%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18449 22918 22069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.26% 21.13% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 11167 14306 12954
UK median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +1.41% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £230
90th Percentile £599 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 813 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.75 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +22.22% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £50.83 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £28.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.71% +16.09% +20.60%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 21 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 21 August 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 180 £425 +9.68% 34
UK excluding London -10 104 £350 -9.68% 26
London +11 91 £450 +21.62% 9
South East -3 47 £413 +3.13% 8
Midlands +33 22 £325 -18.75% 4
Scotland +20 14 £275 -23.61%
East Midlands +1 14 £313 +25.00% 2
North of England +46 11 £338 +3.85% 3
North West +31 8 £313 +8.70% 1
West Midlands +29 8 £388 -3.13% 2
East of England -14 8 £400 +11.11% 3
Yorkshire +21 3 £450 +20.00% 1
Wales +8 1 - - 1
South West +2 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 21 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 196 (100.00%) VMware
2 129 (65.82%) Windows
3 114 (58.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 105 (53.57%) Active Directory
5 93 (47.45%) Microsoft
6 92 (46.94%) Microsoft Certification
7 81 (41.33%) Windows Server
8 69 (35.20%) MCSE
9 66 (33.67%) Cisco
10 61 (31.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 58 (29.59%) vSphere
11 58 (29.59%) ITIL
11 58 (29.59%) Cisco Certification
12 54 (27.55%) SAN
13 51 (26.02%) Citrix
13 51 (26.02%) PowerShell
14 50 (25.51%) SCCM
15 43 (21.94%) MS Exchange
16 42 (21.43%) Office 365
17 40 (20.41%) HP
18 38 (19.39%) Microsoft Azure
19 37 (18.88%) CCNA
20 36 (18.37%) Firewall
20 36 (18.37%) SCOM
21 34 (17.35%) Hyper-V
21 34 (17.35%) Data Centre
21 34 (17.35%) Windows 10
21 34 (17.35%) Finance
21 34 (17.35%) Linux
22 32 (16.33%) SQL Server

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (21.94%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.61%) IIS
4 8 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.06%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.55%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.02%) WordPress
8 1 (0.51%) Apache
8 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (21.43%) Office 365
2 38 (19.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.02%) IaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (27.55%) SAN
2 36 (18.37%) Firewall
3 25 (12.76%) DNS
4 16 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 16 (8.16%) DHCP
4 16 (8.16%) NAS
5 15 (7.65%) LAN
5 15 (7.65%) WAN
6 14 (7.14%) NetScaler
6 14 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 12 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (6.12%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (4.59%) VSAN
9 7 (3.57%) VPN
10 5 (2.55%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (2.55%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.55%) VLAN
11 4 (2.04%) BGP
11 4 (2.04%) OSPF
11 4 (2.04%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.06%) Big Data
3 6 (3.06%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.51%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 34 (17.35%) Finance
2 13 (6.63%) Law
3 12 (6.12%) Banking
4 9 (4.59%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.04%) Legal
6 2 (1.02%) Automotive
6 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.02%) Local Government
6 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
6 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Games
7 1 (0.51%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 46 (23.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (20.41%) Architect
3 23 (11.73%) VMware Engineer
4 20 (10.20%) Consultant
5 18 (9.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (6.63%) Administrator
6 13 (6.63%) Analyst
7 12 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
8 11 (5.61%) Systems Manager
8 11 (5.61%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.10%) Cisco Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Manager
11 8 (4.08%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Senior Architect
11 8 (4.08%) VMWare Administrator
12 7 (3.57%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.57%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.02%) Web Services
1 2 (1.02%) XML
1 2 (1.02%) XSLT
2 1 (0.51%) COM+
2 1 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.51%) J2EE
2 1 (0.51%) Java EE
2 1 (0.51%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (17.35%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.71%) Clustering
3 11 (5.61%) BYOD
3 11 (5.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (5.10%) Replication
5 9 (4.59%) Blackberry
5 9 (4.59%) Computer Science
6 8 (4.08%) EMC VNX
7 7 (3.57%) PKI
8 6 (3.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (2.04%) HP Storage
10 4 (2.04%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.53%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.53%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
12 2 (1.02%) Fintech
12 2 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 129 (65.82%) Windows
2 81 (41.33%) Windows Server
3 61 (31.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (17.35%) Linux
4 34 (17.35%) Windows 10
5 30 (15.31%) Windows 7
6 24 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (7.14%) CentOS
9 11 (5.61%) Windows 8
10 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (4.08%) Android
11 8 (4.08%) Solaris
11 8 (4.08%) Unix
12 7 (3.57%) Windows Phone
13 6 (3.06%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.02%) SUSE
15 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (29.59%) ITIL
2 25 (12.76%) Migration
3 22 (11.22%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 19 (9.69%) TOGAF
5 18 (9.18%) DevOps
5 18 (9.18%) Service Management
6 16 (8.16%) High Availability
7 15 (7.65%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (7.65%) Business Continuity
7 15 (7.65%) ITIL V3
8 14 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (7.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 14 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
9 13 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
10 12 (6.12%) PRINCE2
11 10 (5.10%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (4.59%) Investment Management
13 8 (4.08%) Converged Infrastructure
13 8 (4.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.02%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.69%) SQL
3 13 (6.63%) Python
4 6 (3.06%) C#
5 5 (2.55%) Perl
6 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.53%) VB
7 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.02%) VBScript
8 1 (0.51%) C
8 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 92 (46.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (35.20%) MCSE
3 58 (29.59%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (18.88%) CCNA
5 31 (15.82%) MCSA
6 30 (15.31%) CCNP
7 24 (12.24%) VCP6
8 23 (11.73%) SC Cleared
8 23 (11.73%) Security Cleared
9 21 (10.71%) MCITP
9 21 (10.71%) VCAP
10 14 (7.14%) MCP
11 12 (6.12%) Degree
12 10 (5.10%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 7 (3.57%) DV Cleared
14 7 (3.57%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (3.06%) CCA
15 6 (3.06%) MCTS
15 6 (3.06%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.63%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.02%) COBIT
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 114 (58.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 58 (29.59%) vSphere
4 34 (17.35%) Hyper-V
5 18 (9.18%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (9.18%) VMware NSX
6 17 (8.67%) XenApp
7 16 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (7.65%) vCloud
9 13 (6.63%) XenDesktop
10 10 (5.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (4.59%) DFS Replication
12 8 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (2.04%) Terminal Server
14 4 (2.04%) Terminal Services
15 3 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (1.53%) XenServer
16 2 (1.02%) Docker
17 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 50 (25.51%) SCCM
2 36 (18.37%) SCOM
3 26 (13.27%) vCenter Server
4 18 (9.18%) PowerCLI
5 15 (7.65%) vRealize
6 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.57%) Puppet
7 7 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (3.06%) vMotion
9 5 (2.55%) Ansible
9 5 (2.55%) WSUS
10 4 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (2.04%) Nagios
10 4 (2.04%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.53%) Backup Exec
12 2 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
12 2 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.02%) WMI
Vendors
1 196 (100.00%) VMware
2 93 (47.45%) Microsoft
3 66 (33.67%) Cisco
4 51 (26.02%) Citrix
5 40 (20.41%) HP
6 19 (9.69%) EMC
7 18 (9.18%) Red Hat
8 16 (8.16%) Apple
9 14 (7.14%) 3PAR
9 14 (7.14%) Veeam
10 13 (6.63%) AppSense
10 13 (6.63%) NetApp
11 11 (5.61%) Symantec
12 8 (4.08%) Google
12 8 (4.08%) ServiceNow
12 8 (4.08%) Sun
13 7 (3.57%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.57%) Dell
13 7 (3.57%) Sophos
13 7 (3.57%) Splunk